What to do in isolation? | 5 things to do if you’re bored at home

Not sure what to do with your time during isolation? We’ve got you covered. Keeping yourself busy is the healthiest way to approach the lockdown, and we’ve got five great ideas to help you feel inspired. Tackle a few of these, and you’ll find that staying home has never been so satisfying.

Learn a language or a new skill

Extend yourself and use this as an opportunity for some personal development. Give yourself a challenge and start learning a new language. Pick one that aligns with somewhere you’d like to go on holiday, and you’ll be ready and raring when it finally comes time for your trip.

You can also spend some time doing something you've always wanted to try before! From playing an instrument to painting chef d'oeuvre, you are free to choose.

Exercise

Keep a check on your mental health by exercising regularly. Make the most of your once-a-day outdoor allowance and take yourself for a walk or run, Zen out with a yoga session or get your blood pumping with an energetic online HIIT class. Having some variety in your workouts will help keep it fun and is accessible by everyone nowadays.

Call your dear ones

We’re all in the same boat here, and it’s important to make sure we support one another. Jump on video calls with friends and family on a regular basis. Play some games, do a quiz or just settle in for a chit-chat with a cup of tea.

Clear your wardrobe

There is no better time for a wardrobe clear out than now. Grab some bin bags, throw on some music and cleanse your wardrobe of outfits that you haven’t worn in ten years. When you’re finished, you’ll feel like you’ve just come out the other side of a detox.

Gardening

Now that the sun is shining, it’s the perfect time to give your garden some attention and perk yourself up with some Vitamin D. Spend some time cultivating your backyard now, and you’ll be reaping the rewards come barbeque season in the summer. Living in a flat? An indoor garden can bring just as much vibrancy to your life so give your pot plants some TLC.

Conclusion

This time in isolation doesn’t need to get on top of you. Use it in a positive and proactive way, and the weeks are going to zip by in a flurry. Lastly, please make sure that if you do need to leave the house, that you sanitise your hands before you leave and when you return. We're all in this together and we need to make sure we do our part to help reduce the spread of infectious disease. 

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